THE AWARDS

 

The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working folk who produce and cook with them. This year, the awards are bigger and better than ever, with lots of new categories and amazing celebrity judges, as well as a new ‘Grand Champion’ award for the best product entered across all categories.

Award Winners

producer awards results

 

We had a record number of entries – all of which demonstrated the thriving food scene that is alive and kicking in the UK. This year we tastetested every single product entered, giving scores primarily based around taste but also taking into account provenance and value for money.

  • Best Cheese

    Cheese

    Judged by: executive chef of London's Duck & Waffle, Dan Doherty

    WINNER:
    Lynher Dairies Cornish Kern

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Shepherds Purse Yorkshire Blue
    • Fen Farm Dairy Baron Bigod

  • Best Cooking Oil

    Cooking Oil

    Judged by: TV chef, cook and author Rachel Allen

    WINNER:
    Ocado Gold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Hillfarm Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
    • Borderfields Gold

  • Best Dairy

    Dairy

    Judged by: chef patron of Cumbria’s L’Enclume Simon Rogan

    WINNER:
    Cotteswold Dairy Greek Style Yoghurt made from Fresh Jersey Cream

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Handmade by Hadley’s Honey Ice Cream
    • Beckleberry’s Blackcurrant & Liquorice Ice Cream

  • Best Savory Preserve

    Savoury Preserve

    Judged by: gardener, cook, writer and TV presenter Sarah Raven

    WINNER:
    Hawkshead Relish Company Black Garlic Ketchup

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Heidi Jane Preserves Spicy Apple Chutney
    • Mrs Darlington’s Spicy Tomato & Sticky Onion Chutney

  • Best Cereal

    Cereal

    Judged by: Le Gavroche’s Michel Roux Jr.

    WINNER:
    Husk & Honey Oat & Nut Granola

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Hodmedod’s Organic Naked Barley Flakes
    • Spoon Cereals Apple & Peanut Granola

  • Best Savory Bake

    Savoury Bake

    Judged by: local food champion Nathan Outlaw

    WINNER:
    Bessie’s Tea Parlour Leek & Kentish Blue Cheese Tart

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Fuud Ltd’s Chicken & Chestnut Pie
    • Aryzta Beef, Horseradish & Cheddar Pie

  • Best Confectionary

    Confectionary

    Judged by: patissier and celebrity chef Eric Lanlard

    WINNER:
    Lauden First Class Chocolate Collection

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Gourmet Popcorn
    • Walkers Non Such Liquorice Toffees

  • Best Sweet Preserve

    Sweet Preserve

    Judged by: chef Rosemary Shrager

    WINNER:
    Blood Orange & Gin Marmalade

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Season’s Bounty Strawberry Jam with Norfolk Lavender
    • Gower Cottage Brownies Ltd Orange Brownie Butter

  • Best Sweet Bake

    Sweet Bake

    Judged by: the Great British Food team

    WINNER:
    Bessie’s Tea Parlour Allotment Cake

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • The Proof Of The Pudding Marmalade Sponge Pudding
    • Tiptree Patisserie Ltd Raspberry & White Chocolate Gateau

  • Best Gluten Free

    Gluten-free

    Judged by: River Cottage’s nutrition expert Naomi Devlin

    WINNER:
    Oast To Host Quongo Leek and Bacon Quiche

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Pollen + Grace The Mojo Bar
    • Love Brownies Handmade Double Chocolate Brownies

  • Best Sausages

    Sausages

    Judged by: chef and TV personality Richard Corrigan

    WINNER:
    Lobsterdog Ltd Sheepdogs Sausages

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Ginger Pig Traditional Pork Sausages
    • Muscle Food Sticky Italian Pork Sausages

  • Best Smoked Fish

    Smoked Fish

    Judged by: food writer and columnist Tim Hayward

    WINNER:
    Lambton & Jackson Maldon Deep Smoked Salmon

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Salar Flaky Smoked Salmon
    • Inverawe Smoked Scottish Organic Salmon

  • Best Fresh Meat

    Fresh Meat

    Judged by: the Great British Food team

    WINNER:
    Lidgate Butcher Himalayan Salt Aged T Bone Steak

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • The Thoughtful Producer Game Hung Chicken
    • Highland Game Fillet Of Scottish Wild Venison

  • Best Bacon

    Bacon

    Judged by: chef and food writer Valentine Warner

    WINNER:
    Ludlow Dry Cured Back Bacon

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Emmetts Blythebrough Pork Unsmoked Back Bacon
    • Helen Browning Smoked Back Bacon

  • Best Charcuterie

    Charcuterie

    Judged by: curing and smoking expert at River Cottage Steven Lamb

    WINNER:
    Emmets Suffolk Black Ham

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Woza Wild Venison Biltong Original Beef
    • Three Little Pigs Rare Breed Chorizo

  • Best Beer

    Beer

    Judged by: beer writer & critic Sophie Atherton

    WINNER:
    Tiny Rebel, Cwtch

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Moor Beer, Nor’ Hop
    • Siren Craft Brew Bourbon Milkshake

  • Best Cider

    Cider

    Judged by: drinks expert Olly Smith

    WINNER:
    Dunkertons Organic Perry

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Dunkertons Black Fox Organic Sparkling Cider
    • Hallet’s Real Cider

  • Best Gin

    Gin

    Judged by: former winner of The Great British Bake Off John Whaite

    WINNER:
    Dyfi Distillery Pollination Gin

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Drinks of Manchester Limited Manchester Gin
    • Sloemotion Hedgerow Gin

  • Best Wine

    Wine

    Judged by: food critic Grace Dent

    WINNER:
    Lyme Bay Winery Rosé Brut

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Bolney Wine Estate Blanc De Blancs 2015
    • Denbies Greenfields Brut

  • Best Savoury Snack

    Savoury Snack

    Judged by: MasterChef judge John Torode

    WINNER:
    Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbread Bites

    HIGHLY COMMENDED:
    • Gail’s Seeded Crackers
    • The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Original Biltong Slices


Reader Voted Awards

 

This year over 11,000 Great British Food readers voted for their foodie favourites!

  • TV Personality

    Best British TV Personality

    Sponsored by: Vzug

    WINNER:
    Mary Berry

    Highly Commended:
    James Martin
    The Hairy Bikers

  • Retailer

    Best Multiple Retailer

    Sponsored by: Applewood

    WINNER:
    Waitrose

    Highly Commended:
    Aldi
    M&S

  • Brand

    Best British Food Brand

    WINNER:
    Tyrrells

    Highly Commended:
    Bettys
    Maldon Sea Salt

  • Cookery School

    Best Cookery School

    Sponsored by: Robert Welch

    WINNER:
    River Cottage

    Highly Commended:
    Leiths School of Food and Wine
    Rick Stein's Cookery School

  • Cookware Brand

    Best Cookware Brand

    WINNER:
    Lakeland

    Highly Commended:
    Kenwood
    Aga

  • Food Writer

    Best Food Writer

    Sponsored by: Thermapen

    WINNER:
    Nigel Slater

    Highly Commended:
    Jay Rayner
    Giles Coren

  • Drinks Writer

    Best Drinks Writer

    Sponsored by: Badger Beer

    WINNER:
    Olly Smith, wine columnist and drinks expert

    Highly Commended:
    Olivier Ward, gin expert
    Fiona Beckett, The Guardian’s wine critic

  • Independent Online Retailer

    Best Independent Online Retailer

    Sponsored by: Mackays

    WINNER:
    The Cheese Shed

    Highly Commended:
    The Cornish Fishmonger
    The Whisky Exchange

  • Product

    Best New British Product

    Sponsored by: Kelly's Of Cornwall

    WINNER:
    The Yorkshire Meatball Co

    Highly Commended:
    Booja-Booja Dairy Free Ice Cream
    Manchester Gin

  • Restaurant

    Best British Restaurant

    Sponsored by: Rock Rose Gin

    WINNER:
    The Hand & Flowers, Marlow – Tom Kerridge

    Highly Commended:
    The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds - Michael O'Hare
    Dinner, London – Heston Blumenthal

  • Cook Book

    Best British Cookbook

    Sponsored by: Inverawe Smokehouse

    WINNER:
    Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver

    Highly Commended:
    Long Weekends by Rick Stein
    Fresh India by Meera Sodha

  • Blog

    Best Food Blog

    Sponsored by: Debbie & Andrew’s

    WINNER:
    Eat Like a Girl – eatlikeagirl.com

    Highly Commended:
    My Fussy Eater – myfussyeater.com
    Lavender and Lovage – lavenderandlovage.com

Best Independent Retailer

 

Your pick of the UK's top delis, farm shops and artisan food stores

  • North of England

    North Of England

    WINNER:
    Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton and Skipton

    Highly Commended:
    The Hollies Farm Shop, Cheshire
    Fodder, North Yorkshire

  • South of England

    South Of England

    WINNER:
    Foxholes Farm Shop, Hertfordshire

    Highly Commended:
    Cheeses, Muswell Hill, London
    The Hungry Guest, Kent and West Sussex

  • Midlands

    Midlands

    Sponsored by: Kadai Firebowls

    WINNER:
    Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Derbyshire

    Highly Commended:
    Ludlow Food Centre, Shropshire
    Becketts Farm Shop, Birmingham

  • East of England

    East Of England

    Sponsored by: Cley Smokehouse

    WINNER:
    The Norfolk Deli, Norfolk

    Highly Commended:
    Suffolk Food Hall, Suffolk
    Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire

  • Scotland

    Scotland

    Sponsored by: Scotland Food & Drink

    WINNER:
    The Scottish Deli, Perthshire

    Highly Commended:
    Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
    Ardoss Farm Shop, Fife

  • West of England

    West of England

    WINNER:
    Padstow Farm Shop, Cornwall

    Highly Commended:
    Darts Farm Shop, Devon
    Washingpool Farm Shop, Dorset

  • Wales

    Wales

    Sponsored by:Village Dairy

    WINNER:
    Penylan Pantry, Cardiff

    Highly Commended:
    Rhug Estate Farm Shop, Denbighshire
    Llwynhelyg Farm Shop, Ceredigion

  • Northern Ireland

    Northern Island

    WINNER:
    Pheasants' Hill Farm, Downpatrick

    Highly Commended:
    Ballylagan Organic Farm, County Down

Our Judges

 

The panel for this year’s Great British Food Awards includes a selection of the UK’s leading food figures.

  • Cereal
    Judged by: Michel Roux Jr.

    Michel Roux Jr.
  • Cider
    Judged by: Olly Smith

    Olly Smith
  • Sweet Preserve
    Judged by: Rosemary Shrager

    Rosemary Shrager
  • Crisps & Savoury Snacks
    Judged by: John Torode

    Badger Beers
  • English & Welsh Wine
    Judged by: Grace Dent

    Grace Dent
  • Savoury Preserve/Sauce
    Judged by: Sarah Raven

    Sarah Raven
  • Bacon
    Judged by: Valentine Warner

    Valentine Warner
  • Savoury Bake
    Judged by: Nathan Outlaw

    Nathan Outlaw
  • Cheese
    Judged by: Dan Doherty

    Dan Doherty
  • Cooking Oil
    Judged by: Rachel Allen

    Rachel Allen
  • Gluten Free
    Judged by: Naomi Devlin

    Naomi Devlin
  • Craft Beer
    Judged by: Sophie Atherton

    Sophie Atherton
  • Characuterie
    Judged by: Steven Lamb

    Steven Lamb
  • Gin
    Judged by: John Whaite

    John Whait
  • Confectionery
    Judged by: Eric Lanlard

    Eric Lanlard
  • Smoked Fish
    Judged by: Tim Hayward

    Tim Hayward
  • Dairy
    Judged by: Simon Rogan

    The Great British Food editorial team
  • Fresh Meat
    Judged by: The Great British Food editorial team

    The Great British Food editorial team
  • Sausages
    Judged by: The Great British Food editorial team

    The Great British Food editorial team
  • Sweet Bake
    Judged by: The Great British Food editorial team

    The Great British Food editorial team

Our Sponsors

 

VOTE for your British food favourites and enter our draw to win an amazing foodie prize

  • Badger Beer
    Sponsors of: Best Drinks Writer

  • Vzug
    Sponsors of: Best British TV personality

  • Robert Welch
    Sponsors of: Best Cookery School

  • Mackays
    Sponsors of: Best Independent Online Retailer

  • Applewood
    Sponsors of: Best Multiple Retailer

  • Inverawe Smokehouse
    Sponsors of: Best British Cookbook

  • Rock Rose Gin
    Sponsors of: Best British Restaurant

  • Kelly's of Cornwall
    Sponsors of: Best New British Product

  • Thermapen
    Sponsors of: Best Food Writer

  • Debbie & Andrews
    Sponsors of: Best Food Blog

  • Kadai Firebowls
    Sponsors of: Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands

  • Cley Smokehouse
    Sponsors of: Best Independent Retailer in the East of England

  • Scotland Food & Drink
    Sponsors of: Best Independent Retailer in Scotland

  • Village Dairy
    Sponsors of: Best Independent Retailer in Wales